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HOLLAND TUNNEL OPENS 1st Underwater New York City 1st Cars 1927 TIMES Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391924179008

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 13, 1927 * Holland Tunnel officially opens (1st report) * 1st underwater tunnel * Best title to have in ? The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "GREAT CROWD TREKS INTO HOLLAND TUBES AFTER GALA OPENING" "Thousands Pour In as Coolidge on Yacht Turns Switch With Golden Key" "Hundreds of Honking Cars Rush Through Tunnels From New York and Jersey Sides" and more (see). Article continues on page 26 with related photos. (see photos) Loads of text, too much to photograph. First report coverage on the 1st underwater tunnel opening between New York City and New Jersey. Great to have in this famous NYC title. Other news of the day. Complete... See More  

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Ends December 10, 2017 15:57

$72.00
157850

Rare DOWNIEVILLE Sierra County CALIFORNIA Old West Gold Rush Town 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100123932

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER, Downieville, California, September 21, 1878 * Rare Old West title * Gold mining town * Sierra County Downieville is a very small town at 3,000 ft. elevation in Northwestern California. It was founded in late 1849 during the Calif. Gold Rush, first known as "The Forks" for its location at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River. It was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the town's founder, a Scotsman who led an expedition of nine miners (7 African-Americans) up the Yuba River. Four pages, various local news & ads, light even toning, minor margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:28

$38.00
157386

Very Rare SITKA ALASKA Panhandle Territory Pre Klondike Gold Rush 1887 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391891193862

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, June 4, 1887 * Very rare Alaska Territorial issue Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by ten years. The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 13 by 20 in.). The front page has an interesting article about the Eskimos, titled: "From Kodiak" which begins: "The so-called summer season is rapidly advancing in this central region of Alaska, but winter seems to cling to us with highly disagreeable persistency..." with much more, taking over a full column and signe... See More  

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Ends October 19, 2017 15:08

$420.00
157191

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372074963858

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848". A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light. It has been found in large quantities...At present the people are running over the country & picking it out of the earth here and there, just as a thousand hogs let loose in a forest would root up ground-nuts...The whole country is now moving on the mines..." and so much more. Truly... See More  

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Ends October 13, 2017 15:25

$79.00
156930

PIKE'S PEAK GOLD RUSH Miners Killed by Indians 1859 New York Times Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391881700056

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-YORK TIMES, August 17, 1859 * Pike's Peak gold rush * Miners killed by Indians The front page has a report Headed: "From Pike's Peak--Miners Killed by Indians" (see) Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:21

$27.00
156022

Rare MARYSVILLE Yuba County CALIFORNIA Gateway to Gold Old West 1869 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391854686131

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, June 18, 1869 * Rare Old West title In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the largest cities in California, named after one of the survivors of the Donner Party tragedy. News of the day plus a great wealth of ads. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends September 01, 2017 15:13

$34.00
155732

Rare WEAVERVILLE Trinity County CALIFORNIA Old West Mining Town 1888 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372019924376

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, Trinity County, California, Oct. 20, 1888 * Rare title A quite rare issue from this Northern California town. Founded in 1850, Weaverville is an historic California Gold Rush town. Nestled at the foot of the current Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Weaverville was once home to approximately 2,000 Chinese gold miners and had its own Chinatown. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some margin tears and a few small archival mends within. Generally nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2017 13:24

$56.00
155729

(5) GOLD RUSH ERA National Intelligencer Washington D.C. 1849 Old Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391845335699

Shown are 5 original & historic old newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale. Four pages each, nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2017 13:20

$29.00
155695

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Slave Ship Captured w/ 400 Negroes 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391845076139

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 * California gold rush * Slave ship captured Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849. Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2017 07:31

$66.00
155638

DOLLY MADISON DEATH & California Gold Rush Women 49ers Letter 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372017928290

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers * Dolly Madison death The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter from the gold mining region with some interesting content (see). Four pages, minor wear at the margins, generally good.

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:32

$48.00
154808

(4) GOLD RUSH ERA Concord New Hampshire NH 1848-49 Original Old Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980927979

Shown are 4 original & historic old newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, 1848-1849 A lot of four issues from the Gold Rush era but without any known Gold Rush content. A nice lot offering a perspective of life from this fascinating era. Minor wear & occasional foxing, generally nice condition.

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:54

$23.00
153689

KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH Yukon Alaska & Hawaiian Islands Prints 1897 H.W. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932119456

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 * Klondike gold rush * Hawaiian Islands The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike, Northwest Territory" with a one-third pg. photo of Juneau, Alaska. A full page has 9 illustrations of: "The Dedication of the Monument to General John A. Logan, Lake Front Park, Chicago, July 22" plus much more. Complete in 24 pages, good condition.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:41

$60.00
153688

CRIPPLE CREEK Teller County Colorado Gold Rush PRINTS & Photos 1896 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932118951

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896 * Cripple Creek gold rush photos * Teller County, Colorado mining The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mountain, Showing the Independence & Portland Mines.", plus a nice photo of Cripple Creek as well. Rather rare, early prints of the gold mining area of Colorado. Also within is a full page with 5 illustrations: "The Troubles in the Transvaal" (the Boer War) and a fullpg. with 6 photos of: "Scenes in British Guiana". The full front p... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:40

$120.00
153681

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932110646

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from Monterey, Calif., beginning: "Whereas many citizens have gone to the gold mines of the Sacramento without making proper provision for the families they have left behind..." with more (see). Also: "The Gold Mine" and "From California" "California Gold" and even more.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:23

$78.00
153343

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391746632681

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 05, 2017 14:38

$57.00
152308

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371873469858

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on the gold rush. Quite early concerning the discovery of gold in California. Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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Ends March 23, 2017 16:11

$76.00
149353

Official GOLD DISCOVERY Discovered in California Territory Mining 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391618276298

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 * Gold discovered in California * Official government report * Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California. Although there were earlier newspaper reports of gold discovery, this was the first "official" announcement by the government and did much to cause many to head west and be among the "49ers" who would created the great gold rush in the coming months & years. At one point on pg. 2 in the address is: "...The accounts of the abundance of gold in t... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2016 13:03

$430.00
148093

CARIBOU BILL William F. Cooper Yukon Alaska Gold Region DEATH 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371749509312

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1933 * Caribou Bill death * Yukon gold rush * Dog sled fame The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "W. F. COOPER DEAD; FAMOUS IN YUKON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of William F. Cooper, known for his exploits in the gold region of Alaska. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Giv... See More  

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Ends October 29, 2016 15:20

$33.00
147812

Rare QUINCY Plumas County CALIFORNIA Old West Gold Mining Town 1891 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391568173053

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PLUMAS COUNTY BULLETIN, Quincy, Plumas County, California, Dec. 24, 1891 * Rare title Quincy is a town of less than 2000. It started as a Gold Rush community just outside of Elizabethtown in Northern California. Elizabethtown started in 1852 and slowly dissolved and moved a mile away into American Valley to form Quincy after 1858. Quincy is named after the city of Quincy, Illinois, named in turn after John Quincy Adams. The front page begins with: "A Moqui Snake Dance - Indians Dancing With Rattlers In Their Mouths - A Horrible Spectacle That White Men are Rarely Allowed to Witness...". Much more local news. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some dirtiness to folds at the upper quad... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2016 15:31

$43.00
147105

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever Mining Mines Miners Diggings Discovery 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391541587291

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 * California Gold Rush California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one. A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapid fortunes by gathering gold..." and a bit more (see). Page 2 has: "Guano Versus Gold" which includes: "...several vessels are up for California...rumors are rife of the forming of companies of young men...for gold-hunting expeditions to this new El Dorado. We advise all persons inoculated with the mania...and see a specimen of Californian gold...accounts o... See More  

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Ends September 23, 2016 07:23

$84.00
146768

Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Pre 49ers Letter from the Fields 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371702157468

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 * California gold rush letter * Early - pre-49ers The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gold, from three to eight hundred dollars..." and more. A great letter from the early days of the California Gold Rush. Four pages, small folio size, very nice condition.

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Ends September 03, 2016 14:30

$64.00
146762

Best JAMES K. POLK 11th President of U.S. Washington D.C. DEATH 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391524738094

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 * James K. Polk death * Best title to be had ? All columns on all 4 pgs. are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk..." (see photos). Pg. 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there. Always nice to have a Presidential death report in a newspaper from the nation's capital. Four pages, some small tears at margins and some small archival mends, good condition.

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Ends September 03, 2016 14:16

$52.00
145918

LUIGI BECALLI 1st Italian to Win Olympics GOLD Medal in Running 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371675467771

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 5, 1932 * Luigi Becalli wins gold medal * 1932 Summer Olympics - Los Angeles * First ever Italian to win gold in running The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BECCALI OF ITALY WINS 1,500 METERS AT OLYMPIC GAMES" with subheads. (see) The sport's section (page 17) has a banner headline: "Beccali of Italy Closes With Closes With Rush to Capture Olympic 1,500-Meter Run Title" and related photo. (see) First report coverage on Luigi Beccali becoming the first Italian to win an Olympic gold medal in running. Other Olympic news of the day as well. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports... See More  

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Ends August 05, 2016 15:16

$33.00
141839

Great CALIFORNIA MINING Gold & Silver Rushes and the Outcomes 1866 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371564220726

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1866 * California mining regions * Gold and silver rush Page 3 has a very nice article headed: "CALIFORNIA MINING" "Its Importance And Extent" "Washing for Gold in the Early Days and at Present" The Silver Regions" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 1/2 columns. Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 30, 2016 08:24

$34.00
140701

PIKES PEAK Colorado Rocky Mountains GOLD RUSH Miners Mining 1860 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391373014615

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 21, 1860 * Pikes Peak gold rush From when this popular title was in newspaper format, primarily focused on literary items but there are a few news tidbits. One item notes: "A party of Pike's Peakers returned to Chicago, state that...they meet 5,488 teams on the road between Denver City and Fort Keaerney & 1,500 more between Fort Kearney & Omaha City...and all going West." Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 25, 2016 15:50

$29.00
138701

Rare & Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Related PRINT 49ers 1849 New Orleans Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391329094088

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 * Rare & early gold rush print A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco (see). Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the Gold Rush are very rare. Inside has: "California News", and a report headed: "Death of James K. Polk" with all columns on the page black-bordered.

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Ends December 25, 2015 14:43

$177.00
137865

Very Rare OLD WEST Volume 1 SAN FRANCISCO CA California Gold Rush 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391311738878

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PACIFIC NEWS, San Francisco, Dec. 22, 1849 * California Gold Rush - 49ers * Rare Old West title An extremely early newspaper from California, the vol. 1 number 52 issue, being only the fourth newspaper to print in all of California. And it was printed before California statehood. There were only four newspapers which printed in Calif. in the 1840's. This issue is dated from the midst of the '49ers gold rush' with the front page containing many advertisements relating to mining. Page 2 has a wealth of California-related content with: "A New Work Upon California" "Landed Estates in California" "Various Mineral Resources of the Country" "The Agriculture of California" "Trouble at the Mi... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2015 09:01

$475.00
137759

Very Rare SITKA ALASKA Panhandle Territory Pre Klondike Gold Rush 1886 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371476161616

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 * Very rare Alaska Territorial issue Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title. The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day, being four pages of small folio size (measures 12 3/4 by 20 1/4 in.). The front page has an interesting article about the Eskimos, titled: "From Kodiak" which begins: "The so-called summer season is rapidly advancing in this central region of Alaska, but winter seems to cling to us with highly disagreeabl... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2015 11:50

$465.00
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